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Top Ten Reasons to Invest in the United Way
10.  You care. You care about youth development and nurturing children, fostering independence for older adults and those with disabilities, providing basic needs to people in crisis, and strengthening and supporting families.

9.  We hold our partner agencies – and ourselves – accountable.  You can trust that money you contribute to United Way of Northwest Florida will be allocated to agencies that are held to the highest standards.  Our affiliated agencies submit to a rigorous application process each year, which includes careful examination of their financial records, goals, programming, and work in the community.  Each year, dedicated and conscientious volunteers review these applications as well as distribute the Community Impact Grants.

8.  Your investment stays here in our community.  95% of all donations stay here in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties, funding over seventy-five local non-profit agencies.

7.  It’s tax-deductible.  Any donation you make to United Way qualifies as a deduction on your personal or business taxes.

6.  Any of us could benefit from our affiliated agencies’ services.  The agencies and programs we fund aren’t just for the “other guy.” Our affiliated agencies serve a broad spectrum of the population, from the hungry and the homeless to hard-working employed people who just need a hand up to get through a tough time.  In fact, one out of every four people living here benefits from the services of a United Way agency.

5.  United Way collaborates with the community. United Way works with businesses, faith-based organizations, local government, the non-profit sector, and many other community groups to build the infrastructure we need to proactively tackle our biggest challenges.

4.  You get a lot of bang for your buck.  When you give once to United Way, you are really joining with the entire community to invest in fifty-one affiliated agencies and the services they provide to people right here in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties..
3.  It feels good.  When you invest in your community through United Way, you have the satisfaction and confidence of knowing that you, personally, are helping to sustain and improve the lives of your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and maybe even your own family members.

2.  You are part of real solutions.  United Way is interested in more than “band-aid solutions” – we know that long-term community impact comes only from forward-looking and thoughtful planning.

1. You want to LIVE UNITED.  You have seen the t-shirt and want to be a part of the solution.
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